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Somerset Model Clubs

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Cheddar Steam Club

The club runs all types of model boats with the exception of IC powered models or high-speed electric powered racing craft. Both of these are banned by the club on this pond for safety and noise considerations. Deep-keeled sailing boats may have a problem because the pond shallows down at the sides.

We have a track layout with two large loops and a central steaming bay. The three track gauges are 32mm, 45mm garden rail and 45mm gauge one. The layout is suitable for self-propelled steam or battery powered units. It is not suitable for electric `track pick up" models.

Contact Information

Web Site: Cheddar Steam Club
 Sharpham Lane, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3DR (nearest).

Somerset Railway Modellers Club

We are a friendly club who meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm in Carhampton near Minehead. We have our own exclusive premises giving excellent opportunity to expand layout building with projects under way or planned. We also organise one of the largest exhibitions in the Country, Rail-Ex Taunton Show (at Taunton School) with a blend of professionalism & friendliness every Autumn.

We welcome both young & old to join our club or just pop in for chat & a cup of tea.

Contact Information

Web Site: Somerset Railway Modellers Club
 11 Clipper Quay, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6GJ.
 07788 838147

Taunton Model Engineers

We celebrate out 60th birthday in 2006 and currently have 132 members, whose interests vary between clocks and restoration of vehicles to locomotives and traction engines.

Contact Information

Web Site: Taunton Model Engineers
 , Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7DY.

Westlands & Yeovil District Model Engineering Society

We are a group of Model Engineers from Yeovil and the surrounding area and are based at the Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil. We have a large site with a 1200 ft circuit railway track with 2.5, 3.5 and 5-inch gauge rails on a raised wall, together with an O gauge SM32 `garden railway` Like many other Model Engineering clubs our activities tend to be centred around the track, but we also have interests in traction engines, stationary engines etc. Mostly, though, we make and run coal fired model steam engines of an assortment of types and scales. For those members still working on their first project there’s a Club locomotive which all our members may steam. Meetings are held at the track throughout the year, with indoors meetings; guest speakers etc during winter months. During the summer members also give model steam train rides on a short section of track during South West Main Line Steam Trust events at Yeovil Junction station.

Contact Information

Web Site: Westlands & Yeovil District Model Engineering Society
 Westbourne Close, Yeovil, Somerset, Ba20 2dd.

Yeovil Model Railway Group

We meet every Wednesday, between 3 and 10pm at our own Clubhouse just outside of Yeovil.

We have Exhibition Layouts in 7mm O Gauge and 4mm EM Gauge with a new 4mm OO Finescale layout under construction.

We welcome modelers of all abilities both Young and Old and have recently set up a Junior section

Contact Information

Web Site: Yeovil Model Railway Group
 Ritchie Road, Houndstone, Somerset, BA22 8SH.
 07970 38 22 88

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